On Wednesday, the authorities of South Korea and Japan recorded the launch of two ballistic missiles from North Korea, just days after the tests of a cruise missile in this country, probably with nuclear potential. This was reported by Reuters.
“The rail missile system is an effective countermeasure, capable of inflicting a serious multiple strike on threatening forces,” said North Korean Marshal and member of the Politburo Presidium of the ruling DPRK Pak Jong-chon, who observed the missile test.
According to the DPRK government media, the missiles flew 800 km and hit a target at sea off the east coast of North Korea. The North Korean missile tests were conducted by a railway missile regiment, which was organized earlier this year.
On the same day, South Korea tested its ballistic missile, which is launched from submarines.
Last weekend, North Korea successfully tested a new type of long-range cruise missile.
In August, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency announced that North Korea was restarting a nuclear reactor at a research center in Yongbyon, which became the basis for the country's nuclear program.
In late March, North Korea (DPRK) launched missiles toward the Sea of Japan.
The two Koreas are in an arms race, and both are developing increasingly powerful missiles and other weapons.
However, North Korea's nuclear tests are causing international condemnation and concern. The United States has said North Korea's actions violate UN Security Council resolutions and pose a threat to the country's neighbors.